Deuteronomy 22:5

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The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Deuteronomy 22:5

The woman shall not weare that which pertaineth vnto a man, neither shall a man put on a womans garment: for all that doe so, are abomination vnto the Lord thy God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto Jehovah thy God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is not right for a woman to be dressed in man's clothing, or for a man to put on a woman's robe: whoever does such things is disgusting to the Lord your God.
- Basic English Bible

There shall not be a man's apparel on a woman, neither shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever doeth so is an abomination to Jehovah thy God.
- Darby Bible

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination to the LORD thy God.
- Webster's Bible

A woman shall not wear men's clothing, neither shall a man put on women's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh your God.
- World English Bible

`The habiliments of a man are not on a woman, nor doth a man put on the garment of a woman, for the abomination of Jehovah thy God [is] any one doing these.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 22:5

22:5 Shall not wear - Namely, ordinarily or unnecessarily, for in some cases this may be lawful, as to make an escape for one's life. Now this is forbidden, both for decency sake, that men might not confound those sexes which God hath distinguished, that all appearance of evil might be avoided, such change of garments carrying a manifest sign of effeminacy in the man, of arrogance in the woman, of lightness and petulancy in both; and also to cut off all suspicions and occasions of evil, which this practice opens a wide door to.


Comments for Deuteronomy 22:5

Gladys Sapp's comment on 2015-04-12 08:37:12:

i beleive if you truely love the lord you will just follow what the word say and not bebate the word of god just obey


Patience Wajo's comment on 2015-04-06 20:52:32:

I believe the word of GOD is true there is no two ways about it, about deut. 22:5 'modesty ' I believe is the keyword, I believe what has been designed for a woman should be used by a woman and what is meant for the man should be the man 's. I 've never seen Jesus portrayed as ever putting on trousers but robes may be he was wrong, if trousers are categorically set aside for men. Unless if we may now come to agree that trousers are meant for men, what about shirts and T-shirts, let Christ be our central focus.


Maria's comment on 2015-03-17 15:43:58:

I believe like Godwin 's comment, I am 69, have never worn trousers, always dresses, skirt, etc. lived in the Suburb of Chicago, Cold, Snow, Ice etc. I want to serve the Lord and one day go to heaven trying to obey his word as I understand it. Hell is not the place I want to go, simply because I want to wear a man 's attire. I will not take that chance.


Ishmael Moses's comment on 2015-03-13 06:36:24:

the word of God is true, so let who has ears to hear and to implement.


Jayne's comment on 2015-03-05 10:46:47:

I am confused by all the comments concerning Deuteronomy 22:5. Does anyone have scripture to match this from the New Testament? I know that most of the Old Testament is pertaining to Jews only. I am by no means a Bible scholar, but I believe God looks at the heart not the clothes you have on.


Imole Ayo's comment on 2015-02-25 15:29:34:

what i know is that the word of God is forever settle. no addition and no subtraction.


Ekemin's comment on 2015-02-18 01:26:27:

The bible say that a man should wear what belongs to women and also a women should not wear what belong to men. So i think that trouser is not for we women to wear cos this trouser were made for men. May the lord lead us in his path in Jesus name amen.


Kola Adesuji's comment on 2015-02-05 03:17:26:

Deuteronomy 22:5 man should wear not what belong to woman and woman should not wear man 's garment. The question is that what are the things that belong to men and women. another thing we need divine interpretation


JP's comment on 2015-02-02 07:49:42:

Mr Williams when bible used the word skirt it was referred to the end part of a clothe and not the female skirt just like the cafftan we men wear today.


Williams's comment on 2015-01-24 09:03:21:

Mr. godwin I wonder how you people claim to known the scripture yet you folks are still igenorant of the word of God have ever try to read the verse 30 of same deutronomy 22 yoy claim to know very well or have you ever border to read other relative scriptures like Ezekiel 16 verse 8 zachariah 8 verse 23 Ruth 3 vs 9 and see those who wore skirt in the if they men or women. Jesus said in the mouth of two or three witness shall every word be estabilished. Mr godwill I will advice you to read the scripture not to condemm people rather read to make heaven . Galatians 3 vs 10-11


Kelvin's comment on 2015-01-19 12:25:01:

Bible say 's my people are destroy because they lack knowledge,some Christian are saying it good for woman to wear trousers because Bible did not mention trousers,but to me it may God gave us the understanding of His words.


Shanita's comment on 2015-01-15 19:39:17:

Real christians that have been truly converted, I dont have an opinion but I do have the word of God and it speaks for itself. Romans 6:4, 8:5-11, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. Being a women before I was converted was disastrous because all I could see was women looking like women on tv and were trying to be so sensual to get attention from men in order to feel loved mothers, business women, wives, church women, even grandmothers looking no different from the unsaved including myself seeming as if there was no hope for me, young ladies that were my age, even little girls. People quick to yell perverted men raping women and messing with children thats why need to cover up not saying it still cant happen if we are but what are we putting out there. When Jesus Saved and Delivered me I was and still am sensitive to sin against a Mighty and Holy Holy Holy Lord that made me and each and everyone of us, we are bought with a price and God commands us not ask us what to do so if you really desire to abide by God 's word and to do His will he will enable you without a doubt and others and don 't and that are not converted God sees your sin and he hates it and Judgement is upon you so Repent and call upon the name of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and may the Lord God has mercy upon you.


GODWIN's comment on 2015-01-15 04:08:44:

It is obvious that the people of the world likes to disobey GOD and ague the scripture. Most times, they are not to be blamed. I blame the preachers, pastors, etc. Who decieve them and will not tell them the truth may be because of to have excess members. The BIBLE has made it clear to us in the book of Deu.22:5 that: The woman shall not wear that WHICH PERTAINETH unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman 's garment: for ALL that do are ARBOMINATION unto thr Lord thy God. Now the first thing you have to ask is what the word Pertaineth means. Without being told, with an ordinary common sense pertaineth simply means something that looks like or something that is like... Trousers are ment for men, there is nothing like woman man trouser, if you say there is then there should be women men skirts. Naturally looking at it, when a woman puts on a trouser, it shows and exposses the exact shape of her body and it is very seductive. In general, any clothe that someone will wear male or female and it will show the neckedness of the person is bad and does not pleases God. Please don 't be decieved by any one. May God open our eyes in Jesus name. Amen.


Manaia's comment on 2015-01-13 22:36:14:

What if I want to go hiking or my exercise? I don 't have a single long dress? I 'm a babe inChrist. Should I go buy long dresses?


Francis's comment on 2014-12-30 12:35:01:

trousers was not what the Bible meant. you have to read the manners and culture of the people of Palestine to be able to see the differences in their attires, then will you understand the verse. God is not the Author of confusion


Faith Adibe's comment on 2014-12-15 23:09:50:

i sincerely think that trousers were made originally for men....and following DEUT 22 5...why would a woman have this feeling that can also wear what was made for man not judging any one but the devil has actually made us ignorant of the scripture...we should study and relate it to our modern days....God bless us all in Jesus name....AMEN


SheILa's comment on 2014-12-10 17:44:01:

I believe Joseph 's comment says it right, for 1 Peter 3 v4 says but let it be the hidden man of the heart, this means his eyes to his beloved not for other eyes to see his beloved. Women should not dress in ways that causes men to look upon, women who dress in inappropriate clothing causes men to think, see, wander, and lust so there for both have sinned, women doubly with her own foolish dress attire.


Lambawan U. Samuel's comment on 2014-11-17 03:59:06:

We have to obey the command of GOD, forget about culture i strongly believe deut.22 5 be careful of evil strategy 2day, God open our eye to the truth of word.


Laura's comment on 2014-10-29 08:01:20:

I 've never seen Jesus nor any of his disciples depicted as wearing pants! His garments were described as robes in the gospels. The Bible also says, "But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head it is the same as having her head shaved. " 1 Cor. 11 5. What 's with all this legalism? Where is the freedom in Christ?


Lawrencia's comment on 2014-10-24 04:01:57:

i think the trousers was actually made for the men but then came the saying that "what men can do women can do and do it better ".this made women to start wearing it cause they felt they were also entitled to anything the mans wears so please beware my dear sisters.


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